May 13, 2018

SF Environments: graphic novels, fantasy and Science Fiction

This event, organised by Dr Andrew Tate and Dr Brian Baker (Creative Writing) in conjuction with ReOPeN brought together researchers and graphic novels-comics enthusiast from Lancaster and Manchester.

Opening talk: Prof Benoit Peeters, The French and Belgian tradition in the Graphic Novel and Science Fiction

The featured image shows Peeters and Schuiten’s graphic novel “Revoir Paris”, a beautiful fantasy about what happens when a human being from an outer space colony comes to visit the Earth and Paris is some far away future…

Panel 1 (Chair: Dr Brian Baker)

  • Dr Natasa Lackovic, The “exoticism” of The West (British environment) and the depth of philosphy in Italian fantasy horror series Dylan Dog
  • JN Hoad, A Glitch is a Glitch: Special Effects, Estrangement and Cartoon SF Landscapes

Panel 2 (Chair: Dr Andrew Tate)

  • Freyja Peters, Découpage and montage: the Production of Urban Space and Urban Time in Post-Underground American Graphic Novels
  • Dr Brian Baker, Welcome to the (Fuller) Dome: pleasure, survival, terror

This was an ode to fantasy, science fiction, imagination, philosophy and critical thinking. A blog about the event coming up soon!